Acanthus Marquetry again
#16
  Re: Acanthus Marquetry again by Paul K. Murphy (Second production ru...)
Nice work!

So different woods are glued together after sawing/shaping? Looks like it all fit well together.
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#17
  Re: RE: Acanthus Marquetry again by Paul K. Murphy (fall I’m very much ...)
(09-12-2019, 09:03 PM)Paul K. Murphy Wrote: fall
I’m very much a saw-type marqueteur. I don’t care too much for the knife. Knives have some utility, and I do use them, but the saw is for me. That said, I use 2/0 blades. The 2/0 has 28 TPI if I recall correctly. I’m using a Sakura brand saw with a 21” throat. That’s a parallel arm type, very much like a Hegner or an RBI. These panels were all sawn from a single packet. Allow me to make that clearer: panels 3 & 4 were sawn from one packet. Panels 1 & 2 were also sawn from a single packet, but that was a while ago.

Paul thanks for the info. I recently cut up a packet on my Dewalt with good results as well. easy way of doing it.
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#18
  Re: Acanthus Marquetry again by Paul K. Murphy (Second production ru...)
Phil S
I think by highlights you’re referring to the putty in the seams. I mix a slurry of hide glue and sawdust and press it into the joints with a knife. During the late middle phase of the process, the marquetry is assembled with the show face glued to a piece of paper. The glue face is naked wood. At that time I apply the putty to the marquetry from the glue face. I like to use ipe-wood dust. It gives me a very dark putty. This time I punted. I just went ahead and used some walnut putty from a can. That was a mistake. I don’t like it for a few reasons, but most of all it’s too light. Oh well, I’ll live. These are just experimental panels anyway. I’ll use them for sure, but it was in this context that I welcomed mistakes. I value learning what I must not do just as much as learning what I must do. That putty? Never again.
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#19
  Re: Acanthus Marquetry again by Paul K. Murphy (Second production ru...)
fall
Try 1/8” MDF board. It’s really a great packet material. It’s cheap and it cuts like butter. The fact that it has zero grain means that the blade is never shepherded in to some unwanted line or feature caused by your packet materials. I like using it.
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  Re: RE: Acanthus Marquetry again by Paul K. Murphy (fall Try 1/8” MDF b...)
(5 hours ago)Paul K. Murphy Wrote: fall
Try 1/8” MDF board. It’s really a great packet material. It’s cheap and it cuts like butter. The fact that it has zero grain means that the blade is never shepherded in to some unwanted line or feature caused by your packet materials. I like using it.

Paul I have never tryed 1/8'' MDF, but have used thin card board as a backer. Thanks for the tip .
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